The First Prospectors
April 2002 by Dr. Ralph E. PrayWho were the earliest prospectors in the Western Hemisphere? Is there any way to tell?
The Senator’s office was very receptive to the small miner’s plight and was unaware of the dire problems created by the over-regulation of small-scale mining from so many different fronts. It was pointed out that S 145 may help the large mining companies a little, but falls woefully short in addressing the needs of small operators who make up 85% of domestic mines.
Each separate Mining District is a federally recognized entity. There are huge advantages—picture yourself going to an oversight meeting where 2, 3, 4, or even more Mining District representatives have obtained voting positions on the board.
These are entry-level machines designed with gold prospecting in mind and with the ability to handle mineralized ground and see nuggets of a grain or so in size, perhaps smaller.
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Palladium may well be an underexplored element and therefore an opportunity for prospectors and geologists. This is because they are often less than obvious and other than the native metals, a chemical analysis of samples is required to identify PGM-enriched rocks.
A proposed constitutional amendment to raise the cap on mining taxes can proceed as written, a state judge ruled March 14.
New core samples taken near Caribou, not far from the Continental Divide at the edge of Boulder County, show the potential for major production in coming years, an owner of the mine says.
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